|Release date||1987 (original retail release)|
|Shape|| Imperial |
Butterfly (for certain models)
|Color||Laminated wood with various laser-carved designs|
|Dimensions|| Diameter: 55.6mm |
String Gap Width: 4.8mm
|Material||Wood with metal axle|
|Bearing size||Wooden axle sleeve|
The original Mandalas were re-released after BC/What's Next Mfg took over production and some were produced in the Butterfly configuration. The BC/What's Next Mandalas have a much shallower engraving with a slightly smaller overall diameter when compared to the originals.
The Celtic Mandala and the Quatle Mandala yo-yos were released in 2001 and were designed by Matthew Carter, best known in the online community as "Scarecrow". The Celtic Mandala featured an intricate Celtic knotwork design and was sold exclusively through Dave's Skill Toys. The Celtic Mandalas came in two different designs and in both Imperial and Butterlfy configuarations. The Quatle Mandala featured a Central American design and was also offered in both Imperial and Butterfly configurations. There is also a one-of-a-kind Celtic Mandala upgraded with BPT response, a ball bearing axle, and an adjustable string gap for David Hall by Tom Van Dan Elzen, the head of Playmaxx. It is on exhibit at the Museum of Yo-Yo History.